Punk VR Animation ‘Battlescar’ Coming to Quest and Rift Next Week
The French studio Atlas V (behind the VR titles Gloomy Eyes and Spheres) first revealed that it was working on a virtual reality project Battlescar back in 2017. Late last week, the team announced that the title is ready for release and that it will arrive this week.
Battlescar is a 30-minute virtual reality movie which is narrated by Rosario Dawson.
The VR short is set in 1978 New York City and follows a young Puerto Rican American teenager named Lupe who a encounters the runaway Debbie inside a juvenile detention center.
Through the film, Debbie will expose Lupe underground scene of the 1970s Lower East Side. In spite of both of them lacking any musical abilities, the two end up forming their own punk music band with Lupe writing the powerful lyrics for the band.
This VR short pays a homage to the 70s underground scene and takes you through the gritty and crime-ridden streets of New York. Battlescar also features some of the artists of the era including Lydia Lunch, Screamin’ Jay Hawkins and Death.
This punk VR animation was created by Nico Casavecchia and Martin Allais and was written by the former. It was produced by the French studio Atlas V in a co-production with 1STAveMachine, Albyon and Arte.
VR fans have been treated to some really cool animations recently. Baobab Studios and 3DAR’s Paper Birds was released recently.
There is also Spice and Wolf VR by Spicy Trails. VR fans can also look forward to Baba Yaga and Namoo from Baobab Studios.
Battlescar will be arriving on the Quest platform first and is set on to launch on both Quest and Rift on 14th January 2021. A steam version of the VR animation will arrive by the end of this month. There will also be a 360-degree version on YouTube.